A man has appeared at the Old Bailey accused of stabbing a man 22 times in a “frenzied” killing.

Errol McKay, 49, who had health and mobility issues, was allegedly attacked at his home in Trinity Crescent, Balham, south-west London.

Police had been called at around 1.15am last Wednesday and arrived to find the victim lying on the living room floor being treated by paramedics.

Mr McKay was pronounced dead at the scene at 1.38am.

He had 22 stab wounds with injuries to the back of his head and neck.

Last Thursday, Raekwon Hanniford-Brown, 22, of Rossiter Road, Balham, was arrested at Gatwick airport on a plane bound for Paris.

He was charged with Mr McKay’s murder and possession of a bladed article.

It is alleged he carried out a “frenzied” attack on Mr McKay with a motive linked to drug dealing.

On Tuesday, the defendant appeared at the Old Bailey for a preliminary hearing.

He spoke to confirm his identity by video link from Wandsworth prison.

Judge Alexia Durran set a plea hearing for October 18 and a provisional two-week trial from June 19 2023.

Hanniford-Brown was remanded into custody.